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Therme Group has received planning permission to build the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, Therme Manchester, after a four-year journey. Planning approval has been granted for the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, Therme Manchester, in ... More
21 Sep 2023
Improved mental health is now a stronger motivation for Brits to exercise than staying in shape. More than half of respondents (54 per cent) to a survey of 2,271 people – commissioned by UK Active ... More
20 Sep 2023
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first-ever report on the "devastating global impact" of high blood pressure, along with recommendations on the ways to win the race against the condition. The report, called ... More
20 Sep 2023
Wellness travel is one of the fastest-growing tourism segments globally and was most recently valued at US$436 billion (£349.8 billion, €407 billion) by the Global Wellness Institute. In 2022, WeTravel surveyed nearly 200 travel businesses ... More
19 Sep 2023
Soneva will open a new US$40 million (£32.1 million, €37.4 million) resort in the Maldives’ secluded Haa Dhaalu atoll on 10 January 2024. The intimate 14-key resort will be the flagship Soneva Secret property – ... More
18 Sep 2023
European health spa hotel operator Ensana has announced plans to operate its first Bulgarian location this October. Launched in 2019, Ensana manages 27 hotels in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and the UK, many ... More
15 Sep 2023
Samantha Ashton has stepped up to a new role as director of spa UK & Ireland at UK-based global spa and wellbeing brand ESPA. Having worked at ESPA for five years, Ashton initially joined as ... More
14 Sep 2023
Children who take part in organised physical activity or sport over their first two school years, while also having better diets and spending more time reading have more powerful reasoning skills than peers who don't ... More
14 Sep 2023
Iconic wellness and fitness destination Rancho La Puerta is under new leadership with the appointment of Eliezer Quiñones as new general manager. A hospitality industry veteran with more than two decades of experience, Quiñones will ... More
12 Sep 2023
Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova has entered into a multi-year partnership to become Aman’s first-ever global wellness ambassador. In her new role, the Russian former elite athlete will co-create a series of ... More
12 Sep 2023
US longevity franchise Serotonin Centers has expanded its footprint with a second Florida location in Winter Park. The brand will open three additional private member clubs in Orlando within the next year. Named after the ... More
11 Sep 2023
Therme Canada has released a newly evolved project design for its West Island of Ontario Place destination. The facility will deliver Therme Group's signature year-round family-friendly destination attraction concept alongside four more acres of public ... More
08 Sep 2023
Industry figure Tammy Pahel has been recognised by the International Spa Association (ISPA) with its 2024 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award. Currently vice president of spa operations for Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Pahel will accept the ... More
08 Sep 2023
Japan has the third largest wellness economy globally – worth US$303 billion (£242.6 billion, €283 billion) – according to data from the Global Wellness Institute (GWI). The new findings came to light after the GWI ... More
06 Sep 2023
Dorothy Purdew OBE, industry veteran and co-owner and chair of UK-based health spa chain Champneys, has died at age 91. Worth more than £300 million (US$376.5 million, €350.5 million), the group is one of the ... More
05 Sep 2023
Center Parcs is conducting a multi-million-pound spa remodel at its Elveden Forest holiday village in Norfolk, UK. Reimagined in line with Center Parcs’ Forest Spa concept, the spa will reopen on 29 September with 25 ... More
30 Aug 2023
After decades struggling for recognition, the worlds of traditional, complementary and integrative medicine (TCIM) have been validated by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the creation of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine and ... More
31 Aug 2023
The L’Occitane Group, international retailer and manufacturer of sustainability-inspired beauty and wellness products, is now a certified B Corporation (B Corp). What are B Corps? B Corps are a new kind of business that balances ... More
31 Aug 2023
Verona-based spa and wellness design firm Studio Apostoli has been appointed to support the creation of a wellness-centric eco-resort 40km from the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. Developed by Devjikh Tsog Khugjil, Tavan Jargal Resort is ... More
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Dior’s flagship spa at Hôtel Plaza Athénée refreshed with new treatments and facilities
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Sep 2023
The Dorchester Collection’s Parisian outpost, Hôtel Plaza Athénée, has refreshed its Dior spa with new facilities and exclusive wellness programming.
Myndstream and Salt Chamber partner to elevate self-guided halotherapy treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Sep 2023
Wellness music company Myndstream has teamed up with halotherapy supplier Salt Chamber to create a self-guided breathwork playlist for salt therapy experiences.
Therme appoints UK CEO as £250m Therme Manchester gets planning approval
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2023
Therme Group has received planning permission to build the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, Therme Manchester, after a four-year journey.
Mental health now the 'main motivation for exercise'
BY Tom Walker | 21 Sep 2023
Improved mental health is now a stronger motivation for Brits to exercise than staying in shape.
Biologique Recherche updates Solar Range with two new suncare products
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Sep 2023
Biologique Recherche has expanded its suncare line with a new supplement, Helios3, and sunscreen product for the body, Protection U.V. Corps SPF 50.
World Health Organization reports on 'devastating impact' of high blood pressure – calls for physical activity to be used as prevention
BY Tom Walker | 20 Sep 2023
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first-ever report on the "devastating global impact" of high blood pressure, along with recommendations on the ways to win the race against the condition.
Demand for wellness tours and retreats is ramping up reports WeTravel survey
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Sep 2023
Wellness travel is one of the fastest-growing tourism segments globally and was most recently valued at US$436 billion (£349.8 billion, €407 billion) by the Global Wellness Institute.
Soneva’s new hospitality concept Soneva Secret launching January 2024
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Sep 2023
Soneva will open a new US$40 million (£32.1 million, €37.4 million) resort in the Maldives’ secluded Haa Dhaalu atoll on 10 January 2024.
Ensana to branch into Bulgaria this October with seaside wellness resort
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Sep 2023
European health spa hotel operator Ensana has announced plans to operate its first Bulgarian location this October.
Subtle Energies rings in 30th anniversary with new Biotechnology Skincare range and packaging overhaul
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Sep 2023
Australian skincare brand Subtle Energies has marked its 30th anniversary with new products, treatments and a sustainable packaging upgrade.
ESPA promotes Samantha Ashton to director of spa for UK & Ireland
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Sep 2023
Samantha Ashton has stepped up to a new role as director of spa UK & Ireland at UK-based global spa and wellbeing brand ESPA.
The Madison Collection unveils The Tuxedo Collection
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Sep 2023
Introducing the Tuxedo Collection, The Madison Collection’s newest luxury linen and robe range which is fade-resistant, quick-drying and chlorine-compatible.
Rancho La Puerta names Eliezer Quiñones new general manager
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Sep 2023
Iconic wellness and fitness destination Rancho La Puerta is under new leadership with the appointment of Eliezer Quiñones as new general manager.
Specific types of physical activity, diet and lifestyle promote powerful reasoning skills in young children
BY Tom Walker | 14 Sep 2023
Children who take part in organised physical activity or sport over their first two school years, while also having better diets and spending more time reading have more powerful reasoning skills than peers who don't have the benefit of these kinds of support or engagement.
Serotonin Centers opens new longevity club in Orlando and reveals US expansion plans
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Sep 2023
US longevity franchise Serotonin Centers has expanded its footprint with a second Florida location in Winter Park. The brand will open three additional private member clubs in Orlando within the next year.
Aman names Maria Sharapova global wellness ambassador and secures US$360 million from UAE investors
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Sep 2023
Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova has entered into a multi-year partnership to become Aman’s first-ever global wellness ambassador.
Living Earth Crafts launches Tribeca All-in-One Medi-Spa Chair
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Sep 2023
Spa equipment manufacturer Living Earth Crafts (LEC) has introduced a new space-saving treatment chair to accommodate an array of spa, aesthetic, IV and medi-spa treatments.
New designs unveiled for Therme Canada Ontario Place and Therme Manchester
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Sep 2023
Therme Canada has released a newly evolved project design for its West Island of Ontario Place destination. The facility will deliver Therme Group's signature year-round family-friendly destination attraction concept alongside four more acres of public parkland.
Swissline unveils Cell Shock White Brightening Intensified Night Cream
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Sep 2023
Swissline has developed a brand-new night cream that helps address pigmentation, melasma and dark spots, while reducing lines, wrinkles and inflammation.
Japan named world’s third biggest wellness economy, worth US$303 billion
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Sep 2023
Japan has the third largest wellness economy globally – worth US$303 billion (£242.6 billion, €283 billion) – according to data from the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
ISPA crowns Tammy Pahel 2024 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award winner
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Sep 2023
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has recognised industry figure Tammy Pahel with the 2024 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award.
Elemis launches limited-edition Green Fig Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Sep 2023
Elemis’ iconic Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is now available in a new aromatic blending notes of fig, raspberry and bergamot.
Champneys announces death of owner Dorothy Purdew
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Sep 2023
Dorothy Purdew OBE, industry veteran and co-owner and chair of UK-based health spa chain Champneys, has died at age 91.
Aqua Sana Elveden Forest receives extensive forest-inspired makeover
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Sep 2023
Center Parcs is conducting a multi-million-pound spa remodel at its Elveden Forest holiday village in Norfolk, UK.
Terres d’Afrique expands African footprint with four new luxury spa partnerships
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Sep 2023
Premium South African spa and skincare brand Terres d’Afrique* has announced new partnerships with four Sub-Saharan African properties.
Living Earth Crafts celebrates 50th anniversary milestone
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Sep 2023
Living Earth Crafts (LEC) would not be the company it is today without the efforts of its amazing team, from sales to production and all departments in between.
Studio Apostoli plans wellness oasis in Mongolian national park
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Aug 2023
Verona-based spa and wellness design firm Studio Apostoli has been appointed to support the creation of a wellness-centric eco-resort 40km from the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar.
L’Occitane Group achieves B Corp certification
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Aug 2023
The L’Occitane Group, international retailer and manufacturer of sustainability-inspired beauty and wellness products, is now a certified B Corporation (B Corp).
Marc Cohen joins the board of Gather By to develop health products based on medicinal honey
BY Liz Terry | 30 Aug 2023
Wellness guru, Professor Marc Cohen, has joined the board at Gather By, specialists in Manuka honey production.
World Health Organization recognises traditional medicine, with new global centre, high-level summit and strategy
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Aug 2023
After decades struggling for recognition, the worlds of traditional, complementary and integrative medicine (TCIM) have been validated by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the creation of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine and the convening of the first high-level global summit for the sector.
Soho House to expand with new properties in UK, North America and Latin America
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Aug 2023
Soho House is set to unveil seven new locations across the UK, North America and Latin America during 2023 and 2024.
Milana Knowles joins Gharieni as vice president of US business development
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Aug 2023
Gharieni Group has announced the appointment of Milana Knowles as its new vice president of business development for the US.
Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research finds anti-obesity drugs restore normal brain function and reboot people's relationship with food
BY Tom Walker | 28 Aug 2023
Drugs that help normalise insulin sensitivity to reduce body fat in people suffering from obesity can improve learning outcomes.
KSL snaps up Hersha Hospitality Trust
BY Liz Terry | 28 Aug 2023
Investment firm KSL Capital Partners has acquired the Hersha Hospitality Trust, the company behind a portfolio of spa hotels and resorts in the US.
Rixos to open Turkish-inspired beachfront spa resort in Dubai Islands
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2023
Work is underway to realise a new Rixos resort in Dubai following a partnership between UAE- based real estate developer Nakheel and Excelsior Real Estate.
September reopening for Britain's oldest lido following £9m transformation
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2023
The UK’s oldest outdoor public pool in the city of Bath will reopen to the public on 10 September following a £9m (US$10.7m, €10.1m) restoration project.
Himalayan Source introduces Himalayan Salt Capsule
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Aug 2023
Himalayan Source has launched the Himalayan Salt Capsule to help spa, wellness and fitness facilities or residences upgrade their offering with halotherapy.
Rosewood’s second Austrian Asaya spa to open in restored 15th-century castle
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Aug 2023
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will unveil a brand new Asaya wellness spa in 2024 at a lakeside castle in the Austrian countryside.
Les Mills launches Shapes – looks to leads on strength training trend
BY Tom Walker | 23 Aug 2023
Les Mills has launched a new low-impact, strength-based workout programme inspired by Pilates, barre and power yoga.
Esse’s latest skincare trio taps live probiotics to boost aesthetic treatments’ effects
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Aug 2023
Microbiome skincare and spa brand Esse Skincare has launched three new products containing lactobacillus bacteria to boost the effect of medical aesthetic treatments.
Amanda Al-Masri: Modern wellness travellers prioritise nature, sense of place and 360° wellness touchpoints
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Aug 2023
Hilton’s 2023 Trends Report reveals travellers are focusing on more engaging experiences and enhanced wellness offerings.
Wellness a top priority for consumers globally, according to Mindbody and Classpass 2024 Predictions Report
BY Tom Walker | 22 Aug 2023
Consumers now consider health and fitness to be an “essential” area for spending and, despite the global squeeze on disposable incomes, will continue to increase their investment in wellness.
Little Houses Group reveals plans for second site in London
BY Tom Walker | 22 Aug 2023
Little Houses Group (LHG), which was set up to create community-led family clubs and nurseries, is launching its second site in London.
World’s first in-flight Wellbeing Zone to debut aboard Qantas' A350 in 2025 with workout options
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Aug 2023
Australian airline Qantas has introduced a Wellbeing Zone as part of the new cabin design for its Airbus A350.
Alqvimia unveils Bust Firming Body Lotion and new décolletage treatment
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Aug 2023
Spanish aromatherapy spa and skincare brand Alqvimia has introduced a new pro-ageing solution for the neck, chest and decollete area; the Bust Firming Body Lotion.
Olympic gold-medallist Simone Biles to headline Global Wellness Summit 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Aug 2023
Seven-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the 2023 Global Wellness Summit in Qatar, taking place from 6-9 November.
Peloton relaunches its corporate offering as Peloton for Business – reveals year end financials
BY Liz Terry | 18 Aug 2023
Peloton, which announced a major rebrand in May is also relaunching into the B2B market as Peloton for Business, which it says will offer "a unified portfolio of B2B wellbeing solutions for enterprise clients".
1 Hotel Mayfair launches with Bamford Wellness Spa and biophilic design
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Aug 2023
1 Hotels, the eco-luxury brand and brainchild of Starwood Capital founder Barry Sternlicht, has opened its debut European property in the heart of the UK capital.
Bürgenstock Collection creates new programming to educate guests about how to best use hydrothermal facilities
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Aug 2023
Premium Swiss hospitality and wellness brand The Bürgenstock Collection will launch new hydrothermal experiences across its spas from October 2023.
Mandarin Oriental opens first retreat in Greece and announces upcoming Sardinian property and spa
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Aug 2023
Luxury hotel operator Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) has announced the opening of its first Greek property and spa, Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino.
Precision, speed and efficiency: Fashionizer Spa taps Sizer’s AI-powered uniform measurement service
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Aug 2023
Creating accurately fitting spa uniforms has always posed a challenge. The measuring processes can be difficult to organise quickly and many spas don’t have someone with the required knowledge to oversee staff uniform sizing.
Harpar Grace International announces distribution partnership with RevitaLash Cosmetics
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Aug 2023
Athena Cosmetics, parent company to beauty brand RevitaLash Cosmetics, has announced a strategic partnership with Harpar Grace International (HGI) – a specialist in the distribution, development and management of luxury skincare, beauty and wellness brands in the UK.
Harry Houdini and Zsa Zsa Gabor inspire new AWAY Spa at W Budapest
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Aug 2023
Marriott International’s W Hotels brand has expanded its signature AWAY Spa portfolio with a striking new urban spa in Budapest.
Massage Envy and Saltability partner over Himalayan Salt Stone Massage pilot programme
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Aug 2023
Himalayan salt stone massage specialist Saltability has teamed up with US spa franchisor Massage Envy Spas to launch a pilot programme for its signature Restore Himalayan Salt Stone Massage in Southern Florida.
Ella Kent promoted to director of spa and wellness at Spa At Sea Island
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Aug 2023
Industry figure Ella Kent has been appointed director of spa and wellness at Sea Island – a Forbes Five-Star coastal resort in Georgia, US.
Michael Tompkins recognised with 2024 ISPA Visionary Award
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Aug 2023
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has announced Michael Tompkins – managing director and executive recruiter at Hutchinson Consulting: An Arch Amenities Group company – as its 2024 ISPA Visionary Award winner.
Lancôme launches first Latin American spa in Brazil at Oetker Collection's Palácio Tangará
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Aug 2023
Luxury French beauty brand Lancôme has entered the Latin American spa market with a new hotel spa in the city of São Paulo in Brazil.
Corinthia Hotels names Kerry Turpin head of spa and wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Aug 2023
Kerry Turpin has been appointed by luxury international hotel brand Corinthia Hotels to spearhead its spa and wellness agenda.
Nike gets into the health club market with the launch of group exercise studios
BY Liz Terry | 04 Aug 2023
Nike has made the leap into the group fitness market with the launch of Nike Studios.
Consumers find skincare industry saturated with misinformation, reveals new Simple report
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Aug 2023
British highstreet skincare brand Simple has conducted a report* to gauge consumer opinions about the £3.1bn (US$4bn, €3.6bn) UK skincare industry.
Dr Dennis Gross launches DermInfusions Lift + Repair Eye Mask
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Aug 2023
Dr Dennis Gross, the dermatologist-founded skincare and spa brand, has developed a new 100 per cent biodegradable eye mask.
Spa Life Ireland to explore the Reinvention of Wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Aug 2023
Spa Life Ireland – the country’s leading event for senior spa professionals – is dedicated to nurturing and supporting the leading operators in the Irish spa community.
Ritz-Carlton expands in Japan with new urban retreat on Kyushu island
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Aug 2023
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, part of Marriott International's portfolio of 31 hotel brands, has opened The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu in Southern Japan.
Grown Alchemist partners with Carlton Tower Jumeirah’s fitness club and spa, The Peak
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Aug 2023
The Peak Fitness Club & Spa at London’s Carlton Tower Jumeirah, has refreshed its spa menu with new treatments by L’Occitane Group-owned spa and wellbeing brand Grown Alchemist.
Netflix announces Blue Zones documentary hosted by Dan Buettner
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Aug 2023
Streaming giant Netflix is preparing to launch a docu-series exploring the science and lifestyles behind the world’s leading longevity hotspots, dubbed Blue Zones.
SHA Wellness launches sexual health clinic at Alicante flagship
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Jul 2023
Integrative medical-wellness spa brand SHA Wellness has enhanced its Alicante destination in Spain with new sexual health programming.
Natura Bissé reimagines Pure Air Bubble journey with all-new facial
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Jul 2023
Natura Bissé’s travelling spa experience, Pure Air Bubble, has been refreshed after it debuted 15 years ago.
Canyon Ranch receives additional US$150m investment from VICI Properties to fund expansion
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jul 2023
Destination wellness brand Canyon Ranch has expanded its partnership with VICI Properties, an experiential-focused real estate investment trust, to expand its offering across North America and beyond.
Thalgo introduces Les Essentiels Marins range and brand new spa treatments
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jul 2023
French marine skincare brand Thalgo has realised a new wellbeing range called Les Essentiels Marins.
Introducing Comfort Zone's Meet Our Heroes collection – the brand’s best-selling face products now in travel-size
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Jul 2023
Comfort Zone – the renowned professional B Corp skincare and spa brand – has launched the Meet Our Heroes collection comprised of its most popular face creams.
Equinox and Red Sea Global do deal for luxury Amaala resort
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jul 2023
Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer behind regenerative tourism destinations Amaala and The Red Sea, has partnered with fitness-focused hospitality brand and management company Equinox Hotels.
Communal bathhouses and self-care inspire LA's upcoming wellness club, Hume
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jul 2023
Los Angeles-based Hume Projects has announced the forthcoming launch of Hume, an urban wellness club and members community designed to simplify and inspire the practice of consistent self-care.
Mandarin Oriental promotes Jeremy McCarthy to group director of leisure, spa and wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Jul 2023
Jeremy McCarthy, industry veteran and Spa Business contributing editor, has been promoted from Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s (MOHG) group director spa to a new role.
Wellness labelled major global travel trend by American Express Travel report
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Jul 2023
Wellness is a key driving force behind global traveller behaviour, according to a new consumer insights report published by American Express Travel.
Guerlain’s first London spa opening this September at Raffles London at The OWO
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jul 2023
Raffles Hotels and Resorts will open its flagship London property on 29 September, complete with the capital’s first-ever Guerlain-branded spa.
Klafs acquires majority stake in Dröm UK to bolster both UK and international market position
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jul 2023
Klafs, a sauna, pool and spa manufacturer based in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, has acquired a majority stake in UK-based spa and thermal experience specialist Dröm UK.
Guardians of tradition: explore Voya’s natural and fully renewable super ingredient
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Jul 2023
Each and every spa and wellbeing product crafted by Voya contains extracts of wild seaweed sustainably hand-harvested from the cleanest waters off the west coast of Ireland.
Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs launch as hubs for health and wellbeing with new visitor centre
BY Tom Walker | 20 Jul 2023
Two of Cardiff’s iconic reservoirs are being brought back to life this month, when they reopen to the public as a hub for health and wellbeing.
The Farm announces 10-year global rollout plan
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jul 2023
Holistic medical-wellness resort brand The Farm has revealed plans to expand into every world region by 2033.
Fashionizer Spa offers seamless customer experience for clients far and wide
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jul 2023
Distinguished spa uniform supplier Fashionizer Spa knows better than most the importance of customer experience.
Noa* creates elemental spa for alpine eco-resort in Austria
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jul 2023
Austrian eco-resort Puradies in Leogang, Austria, has been upgraded with a brand new spa inspired by the four natural elements and designed to integrate smoothly into the natural landscape.
Titanic Spa announces upcoming partnership with Comfort Zone
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jul 2023
UK eco-spa Titanic Spa – located in Huddersfield in the North of England – will unveil a brand-new treatment menu partnered with Comfort Zone later this year.
Six Senses to breathe new life into 100-year-old Napa Valley natural spa destination
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Jul 2023
Six Senses is taking its wellness and sustainability formula to a sanctuary in California's Napa County, an agricultural haven producing some of the world’s most sought-after wine.
Velas Group unveils plans for seventh Mexican spa resort in Los Cabos
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Jul 2023
A brand new spa is due to open at the Grand Velas Boutique in Los Cabos, Mexico, inspired by the ocean and traditions of the region.
Mandarin Oriental announces new luxury hotel, spa and branded residences on London's South Bank
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jul 2023
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) is set to open its third London hotel and spa in the British capital in 2028.
Boutique Greek island retreat unveils new spa with waterfall treatment rooms
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jul 2023
Calilo, a luxury boutique resort on the picturesque Greek island of Ios, has refreshed its offering with a new spa and fitness centre.
Treatwell introduces LGBTQIA+ friendly badge to signpost safe salons for inclusive treatment
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jul 2023
Beauty and wellness services booking platform Treatwell has launched a LGBTQIA+ friendly badge on its platform in a bid to make the beauty, spa and wellness industries more inclusive.
Male spa visits on the rise in UK, reports Spabreaks
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jul 2023
Digital spa experience and booking agency Spabreaks.com has reported a 346 per cent increase in male spa bookings since 2019.
GWI launches worldwide wellness traveller survey 
BY Katie Barnes | 11 Jul 2023
‌A survey which takes a deep dive into global wellness travellers’ motivations and needs has been launched by the Global Wellness Institute's (GWI) Wellness Tourism Initiative.
Virtuagym launches AI-powered digital coach
BY Tom Walker | 11 Jul 2023
Virtuagym has added to its range of training solutions with the launch of Virtuagym AI Coach.
Elemis unveils Pro-Collagen Rose Micro Serum
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Jul 2023
British skincare and spa brand Elemis has expanded its Pro-Collagen Rose collection with a new serum designed to lock in moisture, plump skin and enhance radiance.
Crystal Cruises refreshes spa concept and signs five-year deal with OneSpaWorld
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jul 2023
Crystal Cruises has appointed cruise ship and resort spa operator OneSpaWorld as its exclusive spa and wellness partner for the next five years.
Art of Cryo’s innovative technology showcased at Kitzbühl’s new Cryo Race Center
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jul 2023
Introducing Cryo Race Center in Kitzbühl, Austria's new health and wellness centre in Kirchberg – a picturesque village tucked away in the Austrian Kitzbühl Alps – is the hottest destination for health and wellness optimisation.
Good Spa Guide survey investigates spa-goers' changing attitudes and behaviour
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jul 2023
The Good Spa Guide (GSG) has revealed the findings from its latest consumer survey called the State of Spa Report 2023.
Therme Manchester’s new design submitted for approval
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jul 2023
Following a public consultation, Therme Manchester, the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, has submitted a refined new design for approval to Trafford Council.
GoSleep brings stress-busting sleep pods to spa market
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jul 2023
GoSleep, the Finnish company behind commercial sleep pods, says it only takes a 15-minute power nap in one of its devices for stress levels to reduce and wellbeing to ensue.
SpaSoft provides innovative solutions for ever-changing needs of spa and wellness industry
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jul 2023
SpaSoft is a pioneer of spa and activity management solutions offering a complete suite of tools to help spas streamline their operations and enhance the guest experience.
Taichi Kuma creates seashell-inspired sauna on Japan’s famous art island
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jul 2023
Taichi Kuma, son of the celebrated Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, has designed a striking new sauna for the Sana Mane glamping destination in southern Japan.
Diana Mestre devises temple of wellness spa concept for Belizean jungle retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Jul 2023
Spa consultant Diana Mestre and design firm Saballos Architects have co-created a new wellness temple concept for five-star boutique resort Ka'ana in San Ignacio, Belize.
Minor Hotels planning second Anantara Resort in Brazil, Anantara Preá Ceará Resort
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jul 2023
Hotel owner, operator and investor Minor Hotels has announced plans to unveil a second Anantara property in Brazil.
Best British spas crowned as Good Spa Guide reveals 2023 awards winners
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jul 2023
The Good Spa Guide has unveiled the results of its 14th annual awards this evening (3 July) at Spa Life UK’s annual two-day conference in the Cotswolds, UK.
Cellcosmet creates exclusive facials to celebrate partnership with Ouronyx
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jul 2023
Swiss skincare and spa brand Cellcosmet has announced a new partnership with holistic facial aesthetics clinic Ouronyx based in St James, London.
To energise and purify; ESPA Men’s range refreshed with all-new packaging and formulations
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Jul 2023
With refreshed formulas and eco-friendly packaging, the next generation of ESPA Men is inspired by the dynamic, rugged nature of the Earth – balanced with its organic grace and energy.
Six Senses Belize to open with secret beach and private island in 2025
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Jun 2023
Six Senses is set to open a new tropical island retreat on a stretch of secret beachfront in Belize by mid-2025.
Serenbe spa more than doubled in size to accommodate boom in demand
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jun 2023
Award-winning US wellness community Serenbe in Atlanta, Georgia, has expanded its spa following a jump in business over the past two years.
Travel specialist Jeremy Jauncey to keynote at 2023 Global Wellness Summit
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jun 2023
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced that Jeremy Jauncey, founder and CEO of Beautiful Destinations, will keynote its 17th-annual event taking place in Doha, Qatar, from 6-9 November.
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa to rebrand as Fairmont property following multi-million-pound refresh
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jun 2023
Five-star luxury spa retreat Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa is due to be redeveloped under the premium Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand following a recent deal between Accor and Arora Group.
ESPA relaunches signature ESPA Men’s collection
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Jun 2023
Skincare and spa brand ESPA has refreshed its ESPA Men’s collection with more sustainable packaging and all-new formulas.
Koto Design introduces wood-fired hot tub
BY Katie Barnes | 28 Jun 2023
A striking wood-fired hot tub has been unveiled by Koto, an architecture and design studio which has a passion for Scandinavian and Japanese minimalism and natural elements.
Comfort Zone introduces Hydra Glow Facial
BY Tim Nash | 27 Jun 2023
Along with the complete reformulation of Hydramemory, the new skin-adaptive hydration collection, Comfort Zone introduces Hydra Glow Facial.
Prime minister of New Zealand attends grand opening of Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Jun 2023
New Zealand’s newest wellness destination Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa has opened on the shores of Lake Rotorua following a grand opening ceremony attended by New Zealand prime minister Chris Hipkins.
Spa Life Conference set to inspire Resilience and Reinvention
23 Jun 2023
The Spa Life UK Convention is set to deliver another comprehensive education programme for senior spa professionals, with a packed conference featuring the dual themes of resilience and reinvention.
Swissline treatments launch at newly-opened Carlton Cannes spa
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Jun 2023
Just days before the Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel hosted the star-studded official opening party for the 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival, the iconic hotel opened its new Le C Club Fitness & Spa Center.
Music star Charlotte Church creates wellness retreat in former home of Laura Ashley
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jun 2023
Welsh music star, TV personality and activist Charlotte Church has opened a new wellness retreat in the Elan Valley in Powys, Wales.
Elemis announces the death of its founding formulator, Jan Kusmirek
BY Liz Terry | 20 Jun 2023
Product house Elemis has announced the death of Jan Kusmirek. He was 76.
bbspa_France channels La Dolce Vita to realise Biologique Recherche’s new Rome outpost
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jun 2023
Inside a historical palace once owned by the Colonna family – one of the oldest and most famous Roman patrician families – premium skincare and spa company Biologique Recherche has opened the doors to a new location in Rome, Italy.
Regenerative wellness concept Ancestral Handmade Hotels eyes South American rollout
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jun 2023
Ancestral Handmade Hotels is a brand-new regenerative wellness hotel concept seeking to revive and celebrate ancestral wisdom and tribal traditions at every step – from building methods to wellness programming.
Foreo’s new anti-ageing brand FAQ Swiss launches LED mask range
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jun 2023
Medical skin-tech brand FAQ Swiss – owned by Foreo – has expanded its collection with the FAQ 200 Collection of smart silicone LED face masks.
Clinique La Prairie launches in London’s iconic Harrods store
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Jun 2023
Clinique La Prairie (CLP) has announced the launch of its Holistic Health supplement range in the legendary London department store Harrods.
Niamh O’Connell named Jumeirah Group's first-ever vice president of wellbeing
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jun 2023
Luxury hospitality company Jumeirah Group has appointed industry veteran Niamh O’Connell as its first vice president of wellbeing, group and corporate.
Sustainability at its best: Fashionizer Spa’s new Kinthia Organic Cotton Robe now instock
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jun 2023
Fashionizer Spa has recently launched its latest sustainable offering in the form of a spa gown called Kinthia inspired by a classic kimono silhouette.
Voya launches biodegradable seaweed eye masks and marine bath salts
BY Katie Barnes | 15 Jun 2023
Voya, known for its sustainable seaweed spa lines, has created two new retail products
Introducing Living Earth Crafts' new Conforma Lux™ Adaptive Chest Comfort System
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jun 2023
The spa industry’s most renowned manufacturer of premium spa equipment Living Earth Crafts is proud to introduce the Conforma Lux™ Adaptive Chest Comfort System, a new optional feature for its award-winning treatment tables.
Fashionizer Spa unveils new sustainability-forward Kinthia spa robe
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Jun 2023
Uniform specialist Fashionizer Spa is launching its first garment – a kimono-style robe – for guests.
Lululemon and Xponential renew and expand digital studio partnership
BY Tom Walker | 12 Jun 2023
Xponential Fitness is expanding the selection of digital workouts it provides to Lululemon Studio, increasing the number of branded workouts on the retailer's digital fitness platform.
W3Spa EMEA 2023 kicks off in Croatia with a focus on finding balance
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Jun 2023
More than 100 spa and wellness professionals from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have assembled in Croatia to attend W3Spa EMEA, kicking off today at the five-star Le Méridien Lav, Split.
Yoga can help cancer recovery
BY Tom Walker | 09 Jun 2023
Cancer patients who practise YOCAS yoga can benefit from reduced levels of inflammation – helping their road to recovery and even preventing cancer from returning.
Mandarin Oriental rolling out wellness music programming in spas worldwide
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jun 2023
Spas operated by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) will harness the healing power of music following the upcoming launch of a new Wellness Music Programme.
Edeniste launches active wellbeing fine fragrances backed by neuroscience
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Jun 2023
Edeniste is a new fragrance brand infusing scientifically proven molecules into an active fine fragrance collection, proven to improve emotional wellbeing.
Soneva to open third Maldives retreat by end of 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Jun 2023
Sonu Shivdasani, co-founder of barefoot luxury hotel and wellness brand Soneva, has confirmed there will be a new Soneva property open by the end of 2023.
GSN Planet launches Sustainable Spa Practitioner Course
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jun 2023
Sustainabiilty-focused trade association GSN Planet has launched a new training programme to educate spa professionals about environmentally conscious spa management.
Subtle Energies debuts in Italy at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Milan
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Jun 2023
Luxury Ayurveda aromatherapy brand Subtle Energies has made its first foray into the Italian wellness market and partnered with The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Milan.
Florida’s natural springs inspire new Conrad Spa oasis opening at billion-dollar Orlando mega-resort
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jun 2023
Hilton Hotels & Resorts will expand its luxury Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand with a new resort and luxury spa in Orlando, Florida, by the end of the year.
How can snow therapy enhance fitness and wellness experiences?
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Jun 2023
Incorporating a SnowRoom into your spa or fitness studio is a tried and tested business decision which will not only provide a wealth of health benefits for guests but also leave them speechless after experiencing an unforgettable wellness experience.
Cape of Senses spa hideaway opening on shores of Lake Garda this July
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jun 2023
Cape of Senses, Lake Garda’s upcoming five-star, adult-only spa hideaway, is due to open its doors in South Tyrol on 8 July 2023.
GM Collin expands pro-ageing Bota-Peptides line
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Jun 2023
The Bota-Peptides Cream is the latest addition to GM Collin’s Bota-Peptides range formulated to target wrinkles and improve the skin’s radiance and texture.
Hadi Teherani-designed alpine nature spa opens at Hotel Krallerhof in Austria
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Jun 2023
Austria’s five-star alpine wellness retreat Hotel Krallerhof has been updated with a new nature- centric glass-fronted spa, Atmosphere by Krallerhof.
Equinox tells HCM it plans to fight $11.25m race discrimination ruling
BY Tom Walker | 02 Jun 2023
Lifestyle brand Equinox has told HCM it plans to fight a ruling by the US courts that it must pay pay US$11.25m to a former employee who claimed she was discriminated against due to her race and gender, saying it "vehemently disagrees with the jury’s finding".
Comfort Zone introduces new and improved Hydramemory line following reformulation
BY Megan Whitby | 02 Jun 2023
Sustainable spa and skincare brand Comfort Zone has refreshed its Hydramemory collection to restore and maintain hydration and combat changes in the microclimate to prevent dryness.
Wellness gets wild as JW Marriott safari retreat opens in Masai Mara National Reserve
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Jun 2023
JW Marriott has branched into the luxury safari segment with a wellness-forward retreat property in one of Africa's most renowned wildlife and wilderness conservation regions.
Architizer celebrates best of spa and wellness architecture at 11th Annual A+Awards
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Jun 2023
Global online architecture platform Architizer has spotlighted innovative spa and wellness architecture concepts around the world as part of its 11th Annual Architizer A+Awards.
Wellbeing strategist Dr Glenda Rivoallan to keynote Spa Life UK 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 31 May 2023
Industry event Spa Life UK is back for 2023 from 2-4 July at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel.
Bulgari Spa London partners with Mauli Rituals to launch new sound therapy rituals
BY Megan Whitby | 31 May 2023
Ayurvedic spa and wellness brand Mauli Rituals has launched four new treatments centred around female wellbeing at The Bulgari Spa London in Knightsbridge.
Kelleye Martin named spa director of The Houstonian’s Trellis Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 30 May 2023
Iconic Texas hotel and wellness destination Texas The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa has announced the appointment of Kelleye Martin as the new director of its Trellis Spa.
Antoine Lamarche named CEO of Multaler Group, parent company of Yon-Ka Paris
BY Megan Whitby | 30 May 2023
Antoine Lamarche has been promoted to CEO of the Multaler Group, parent company of family- owned French skincare and spa brand Yon-Ka Paris.
The Carlton Cannes opens the doors to Le C Club wellness retreat on the French Riviera
BY Megan Whitby | 26 May 2023
Just in time for the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, premium beachside hotel The Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France, has opened its brand new spa and fitness centre, Le C Club.
Peter Anderson joins HVS as managing director, wellness consulting practice leader
BY Megan Whitby | 25 May 2023
Hospitality consulting and intelligence firm HVS* has appointed Peter Anderson as a managing director and wellness practice leader within the Americas region.
Salt Chamber launches The Wellness Suite at ISPA 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 25 May 2023
Halotherapy supplier Salt Chamber has unveiled a flexible new salt therapy wellness experience called The Wellness Suite.
Robust revenue growth at hotels with wellness offerings worldwide during 2022, finds RLA Global
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2023
Revenues at wellness hotels rose sharply in 2022 as demand rebounded, despite economic and geopolitical difficulties.
Biologique Recherche: 45 years of passion
BY Tim Nash | 24 May 2023
Biologique Recherche was founded by a family of passionate skincare experts. Today, it is managed by Rupert Schmid and Pierre-Louis Delapalme, while Philippe Allouche, son of founders Yvan and Josette Allouche, leads the Research & Development team.
How spas can tackle the current financial climate
BY Tim Nash | 24 May 2023
Oliver Cahill, managing director of Premier Software part of Journey Hospitality, is well- versed in assisting spa operators world-over. As spa professionals and clients tackle the current cost of living crisis, we ask Oliver his supportive perspective.
Spa Life 2023 set to inspire resilience and reinvention
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2023
The Spa Life UK Convention – the UK's leading networking and business development event for spa and wellness professionals – is back this year with a renewed focus on resilience and reinvention.
NWTO: Mountain tourism now accounts for up to 16 per cent of international tourist arrivals
BY Tom Walker | 23 May 2023
Mountain tourism represents between nine and 16 per cent of all international tourist arrivals worldwide as people head for sport, health and wellbeing travel.
Introducing Yon-Ka’s new Vital Defense Multi-Protection Mist
BY Megan Whitby | 23 May 2023
Yon-Ka’s Vital Defense Multi-Protection Mist is a revolutionary product that offers complete protection for the skin against pollution and various light rays – the two leading causes of premature ageing and skin issues.
BC SoftWear unveils new premium range following boom in demand for luxury spa textiles
BY Megan Whitby | 23 May 2023
UK-based hotel and spa textiles supplier BC SoftWear has introduced a new ultra luxury range of spa linens and robes.
Sponsored: MyBlend: A new vision of beauty
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
Clarins has elevated its myBlend brand with new tech and formulations, as well as forging powerful alliances with global spa partners
Taking inspiration from nature: TechnoAlpin Snowroom at The Lodge at Woodloch
BY Tim Nash | 22 May 2023
The Lodge at Woodloch is a five-star, adults-only destination spa resort located in the Poconos in Pennsylvania, on the east coast of the United States. It’s considered one of the top destination spas in the US, ranking #8 in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2022 list.
New treatment menu launches at Pietro Simone’s New York and London clinics
BY Megan Whitby | 19 May 2023
Italian skincare specialist Pietro Simone has launched a new menu at his House of Pietro Simone in Soho, New York, and his London clinic at the boutique Mayfair hotel Flemings.
DresSoft – homewear for everywhere by RKF Luxury Linen
BY Megan Whitby | 19 May 2023
RKF Luxury Linen is a French textile company specialising in the design of premium branded linen for luxury hotels, spas and beauty institutes.
Editor's letter: Feeling optimistic
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
Revenue is at an all-time high and democratic wellness is bubbling under. It’s an exciting time for spas, says Katie Barnes
Spa People: Taichi Kuma
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
The son of celebrated architect Kengo Kuma designs a striking shell-like sauna in Japan
Spa People: Ana Ramirez
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
On her plans to roll out Ancestral Handmade, her regenerative wellness hotel concept, across South America – starting in Colombia
Spa People: Daniel Golby
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
On ESPA Life's debut in Doha and the markets he has his eyes set on for future expansion
News report: Milestone moment
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
US spa industry revenue exceeds the US$20bn mark according to ISPA's latest Big Five statistics
Menu engineering: At your service
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
Brain training at Burj Al Arab; psychedelic retreats; underwater sound bowls in the Caribbean
Interview: Rahul Chaudhary
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
The CEO of CG Hospitality reveals how he's planning to take destination spa brand The Farm to Jordan and Nepal
Ask the experts: Diagnostics
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
Lisa Starr asks leading operators how they're using the latest technology to stay ahead of the competition
First person: Put to the test
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
Mia Kyricos tries out Fountain Life's advanced biometric data-gathering programme
Sponsored: Art of Cryo: Time for a recharge
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
Tired, stressed and facing burnout, a couple look to Art of Cryo’s innovative new Tec-Spa Module for a solution
Research: Leading in the Health & Wellbeing Industry
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
Wisdom Works Group unveils its inaugural wellbeing leadership study
Jeremy McCarthy: Learning to lead
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
Spa Business' contributing editor on the challenges of teaching leadership skills
Sponsored: Comfort Zone: Skin-adaptive hydration
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
Comfort Zone has relaunched its iconic Hydramemory line and associated Hyra Glow Facial which harness the hydrating power of the prickly pear
Top team: Hilton
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
Sleep, fitness and new spa concepts are top of the list as Hilton looks to deliver wellness across its 7,000 properties
Sponsored: Elemental Herbology: Five Element Theory
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
You can bring Five Element Theory to your spa or salon with Elemental Herbology, says Antonia David
Thermal spa: The heat is on
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
With 50 hot springs projects underway, the US is looking to establish itself as a thermal spa destination. Jane Kitchen takes a closer look
Sponsored: Gharieni: Mind expansion
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
With the quest for better mental health growing ever stronger in the wake of the global pandemic, we ask Gharieni CEO Sammy Gharieni how the company’s wellness technologies are helping spas to meet this consumer demand
Day Spa: Going global
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
Jane Kitchen and Lisa Starr visit World Spa, the new urban bathhouse that's getting New York all steamed up
Software: On the books
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
Spa software suppliers tell us what significant booking trends they've noticed in the last 12 months
Finishing Touch: Positive environment
Spa Business 2023 issue 2
Buildings can boost occupant's wellbeing, health and satisfaction according to a new peer-reviewed study
Therme Group planning flagship US facility in Washington DC
BY Megan Whitby | 18 May 2023
Global wellbeing organisation Therme Group US and Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser have signed a deal to work together toward identifying a site for a new Therme facility.
New spa garden for Eden Hall Day Spa following £4m investment
BY Megan Whitby | 17 May 2023
UK hotel and spa group Barons Eden has launched a new £4m (US$5m, €4.6m) Spa Garden at its Nottinghamshire property, Eden Hall Day Spa.
Timing of exercise 'more important' than type or length, in order to ensure health benefits
BY Tom Walker | 17 May 2023
To fully benefit from exercise, timing sessions to optimally match the body’s circadian rhythms is more important than the type or duration of the exercise, according to a report.
Center Parcs UK put up for sale with a price tag of £5bn
BY Tom Walker | 17 May 2023
Center Parcs UK and its six holiday villages have been put up for sale by its Canadian owner, Brookfield.
New spa software Agilysys Spa launches at 2023 ISPA Conference
BY Megan Whitby | 17 May 2023
Agilysys Spa is a next-era cloud-native spa solution featuring capabilities that equip spa operators to continuously optimise how they accept and manage reservations based on financial outcomes as well as guest and staff satisfaction.
Rosewood’s Asaya wellness concept to debut in Seoul in 2027
BY Megan Whitby | 16 May 2023
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Eleven D&C, one of Korea’s leading real estate developers, to manage Rosewood Seoul, a new-build ultra-luxury hotel set to open in 2027.
Mii amo welcomes Christian Davies as general manager
BY Megan Whitby | 15 May 2023
Mii amo, an Arizona destination spa set within Sedona’s Boynton Canyon, is under new leadership following the appointment of Christian Davies as general manager.
Longevity report: elite athletes and sportspeople ‘live five years longer’
BY Tom Walker | 12 May 2023
Top-level sports people can live more than five years longer than the rest of the population.
Swissline introduces pro-ageing Décolleté and Bust Beautifying Serum
BY Megan Whitby | 12 May 2023
The neck and décolletagé are often considered areas on the body where signs of ageing show sooner than others due to thinner skin, fewer oil-producing glands and regular exposure to the sun.
Fashionizer Spa's sustainable Eco Smooth fabric now available in new styles and colourways
BY Megan Whitby | 11 May 2023
Two years after Fashionizer Spa launched its durable, breathable and comfortable eco- friendly fabric Eco Smooth, the company is pleased to announce two new styles created in the fabric.
Spabreaks.com names Simon O'Flynn managing director
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2023
Online spa booking service Spabreaks.com has announced the appointment of a new managing director, Simon O'Flynn, as the company celebrates its fifteenth anniversary.
Seneca Polytechnic's new health and sports hub looks to 'redefine' how wellbeing facilities are designed
BY Tom Walker | 10 May 2023
Seneca Polytechnic in Toronto, Canada, has revealed plans for a multi-million- dollar health and wellness complex based on indigenous design, sustainability and inclusion.
US spa industry reaches record-breaking US$20bn revenue mark
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2023
The International Spa Association (ISPA) unveiled its five key US spa industry financial indicators from its 2023 US Spa Industry Study today during its 2023 Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Starpool develops Zerobody Cryo as alternative to cryotherapy
BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2023
Italian wellness supplier Starpool has unveiled the Zerobody Cryo device to deliver comfortable cold therapy for spa, wellness and sports facilities.
AAG introduces Wage Insights to provide salary and wage benchmarking data for wellness centres and hotels
BY Megan Whitby | 09 May 2023
Arch Amenities Group (AAG) has announced the launch of its proprietary survey and salary benchmarking tool, Wage Insights.
Spa professionals gather in Vegas as ISPA Conference and Expo 2023 gets underway
BY Megan Whitby | 09 May 2023
International spa and wellness professionals have flocked to Las Vegas, Nevada, to attend the 31st annual ISPA Conference and Expo, kicking off today at the Mandalay Bay hotel.
ISPA, We Work Well and Canyon Ranch co-host charity hike in aid of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
BY Megan Whitby | 09 May 2023
On 8 May, members of the spa community headed to the 2023 ISPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas came together to take part in a pre-event charity hike.
Studio Apostoli to breathe new life into Italian thermal spa, Terme di Comano
BY Megan Whitby | 05 May 2023
Italian spa and wellness design firm Studio Apostoli has been appointed to help renovate a nature-centric spa complex, Terme di Comano, in Trentino, Italy.
Phytomer grows organic Cyfolia range with duo of pro-ageing products
BY Megan Whitby | 05 May 2023
French marine skincare brand Phytomer has expanded its organic Cyfolia range with two new products; Cyfolia Youth and Cyfolia Contour.
Rudding Park hosts inaugural UK Aufguss Championships
BY Megan Whitby | 04 May 2023
During 25-26 April, the UK's first-ever national Aufguss Championship contest took place at luxury UK hotel and destination spa Rudding Park in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
New study unearths state of global health and wellbeing leadership
BY Megan Whitby | 04 May 2023
Wellbeing industry leaders are collectively reporting that they aren’t as internally well- resourced as they could be to handle the complexities and challenges they face, reveals a new survey.
Harvard unveils $25m centre dedicated to advancing science of mindfulness
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2023
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) has unveiled the Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness in Public Health, following a US$25m (€22.7m, £19.9m) gift from an anonymous donor.
SpaSoft announces Erica Mullery as president
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2023
Spa and activity management software provider SpaSoft has appointed Erica Mullery as its new president.
Gharieni Group: elevating wellness and the power of authenticity
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2023
Today's wellness brands face the challenge of delivering authentic experiences that capture the hearts and minds of wellness consumers.
Lefay unveils three-year Lefay Spa Academy training programme
BY Megan Whitby | 02 May 2023
Eco-spa resort operator Lefay Resorts & Residences has unveiled a three-year Lefay Spa Academy training programme to create “first-class wellness professionals in luxury hospitality”.
Sothys and Temple Spa partner with Hotel Sofitel London Heathrow spa
BY Megan Whitby | 02 May 2023
The spa at the Hotel Sofitel London Heathrow has reopened to guests with a brand new treatment menu following a three-year closure due to the pandemic and lockdowns.
Elegant Dior spa inspired by nature opens at Hôtel Du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Apr 2023
Dior has launched a brand new wellness retreat at the iconic Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France.
Mia Kyricos to receive 2023 Cornell Hospitality Innovator of the Industry Award
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Apr 2023
Industry thought leader and consultant Mia Kyricos has been recognised for her contributions to hospitality and wellness with The Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award.
Seed to Skin makes UK debut at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah’s Peak Fitness Club and Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Apr 2023
Premium London hotel The Carlton Tower Jumeirah has unveiled a new partnership with Seed to Skin Tuscany, the botanically-focused and science-led Italian skincare and spa line.
Bring the Five Element Theory to your spa with Elemental Herbology
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Apr 2023
Wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Ancient Chinese philosophy tells us that everything in life is composed of and influenced by these five natural elements.
The Organic Pharmacy introduces Niacinamide Ultra 5 Serum
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Apr 2023
“Serums are an absolute must in any routine,” said Margo Marrone, founder of The Organic Pharmacy. “My favourite tool in the arsenal of skincare, they’re easy to layer, easy to customise and give such excellent results.”
Soothe extends on-demand spa services to hospitality industry
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Apr 2023
On-demand wellness marketplace Soothe has launched a new B2B partner platform designed for the hospitality industry.
Medical Wellness Congress 2023 gets underway in Austria
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Apr 2023
International spa, medical, aesthetic and wellness professionals are congregating today in Austria at St. Martins Spa and Lodge for the second annual Medical Wellness Congress (MWC).
Michael Bruggeman among GSN Planet’s new board members and officers
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Apr 2023
Nonprofit trade association GSN Planet has appointed Michael Bruggeman, CEO and chief formulation officer for OM4 Organic Male + haia, and Helen Brown, principal of The H. Brown Group, to its board of directors.
Precision, speed and efficiency: Fashionizer Spa taps Sizer’s AI-powered uniform measurement service
21 Apr 2023
Creating accurately fitting spa uniforms has always posed a challenge. The measuring processes can be difficult to organise in a timely manner and many spas don’t have someone with the required knowledge to precisely evaluate staff sizing.
Lumini Kiosk V2 analyses skin using AI and smart mirror
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Apr 2023
Making its debut at the global IT exhibition CES, Lumini Kiosk V2 recommends cosmetic products to consumers using artificial intelligence (AI).
Bulgari touches down in Tokyo with urban wellness haven inside towering skyscraper
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Apr 2023
Luxury hospitality brand Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has made its Japanese debut with a new urban hotel and spa in Tokyo's Yaesu district of Chūō.
Lemi announces new branch in the UK
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Apr 2023
Italian spa and wellness equipment supplier Lemi has branched into the UK and announced the opening of its first UK office in the nation’s capital.
Woods Bagot completes $120m refurb of Continental Sorrento with subterranean bathhouse and spa
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Apr 2023
Global architectural firm Woods Bagot has completed its comprehensive renewal of the Continental Sorrento in Victoria, Australia, with a luxury underground spa and bathing retreat.
Sammy Gharieni announces formation of Gharieni’s new Strategic Advisory Board
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Apr 2023
Alina Hernandez, Michael Schummert and Enrico Della Casa have been appointed by Gharieni Group CEO and founder Sammy Gharieni to join him as members of the spa and wellness equipment manufacturer’s new Strategic Advisory Board.
Belgin Aksoy invites the world to dance on Global Wellness Day 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Apr 2023
Saturday 10 June 2023 will mark the 12th anniversary of Global Wellness Day (GWD) – an event dedicated to emphasising the importance of wellness and encouraging as many people as possible around the world to prioritise their health and wellbeing.
Aromatherapy Associates' new skincare range to champion mind and skin connection
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Apr 2023
Aromatherapy Associates is preparing to unveil a brand new 11-piece skincare collection accompanied by three facial treatments on 28 April.
Living Earth Crafts unveils new luxury Insignia collection
BY Megan Whitby | 17 Apr 2023
Living Earth Crafts (LEC) – the world’s leading manufacturer of spa and wellness equipment and supplies – has announced the launch of its new Insignia™ Multi-purpose Treatment Table Collection.
Melissa Jones joins Irish Spa Association as general manager
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Apr 2023
Industry body the Irish Spa Association (ISA) has named Melissa Jones as its new general manager for 2023/24.
Neurosonic's Juha Suoniemei announces Gen2 vibration lounger debut
BY Katie Barnes | 14 Apr 2023
With the aim of less stress, faster recovery and better sleep, Finnish company Neurosonic has unveiled its Gen2 lounger.
New Dior spa carriage opens aboard Belmond’s luxury Royal Scotsman train
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Apr 2023
Royal Scotsman, A Belmond Train, Scotland has announced a long-term partnership with Dior Beauty to create a new Dior spa carriage.
Speaker line-up revealed for 2023 GWS Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Apr 2023
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is gearing up to host its second annual Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium at JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in Manhattan, New York, on 2 May 2023.
UK Spa Association names Abi Selby chair and unveils new board members
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Apr 2023
The UK Spa Association (UKSA) has appointed Abi Selby – founder of online consumer spa directory Spabreaks.com – as its new chair.
Cleveland Pools: 200-year-old British lido being restored to former glory
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Apr 2023
The UK’s oldest outdoor public pool in the historic spa city of Bath is being given a new lease of life following a £9m (US$10.7m, €10.1m) investment.
Heckfield Place’s brand new spa The Bothy by Wildsmith opens in English countryside
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Apr 2023
A new nature-inspired spa called The Bothy by Wildsmith has opened its doors at English country hotel and retreat Heckfield Place in Hampshire, UK.
Light up the night: MSpa revolutionises inflatable spas with LED lighting
BY Megan Whitby | 11 Apr 2023
Looking for an inflatable spa brand that offers a unique and luxurious spa experience? Look no further than MSpa and its innovative LED Series.
Foam steam bath creates a completely new bathing experience, says Klafs
BY Katie Barnes | 11 Apr 2023
Sauna, pool and spa manufacturer Klafs has brought the innovative Espuro foam steam bath to market.
Maori culture inspires upcoming New Zealand bathing destination, Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Apr 2023
After five years of planning, geotechnical preparation, COVID challenges and construction, Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa in Rotorua – the New Zealand city famous for its geothermal activity – is edging closer to completion.
Nollapelli eye mask improves sleep and skin health, says Allison Howard
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Apr 2023
According to linen specialist Nollapelli, its new Restorative Eye Masks not only encourage better sleep quality but also actively restore users' eye area.
First symposium on children’s mental health set to take place in Dublin
BY Jane Kitchen | 05 Apr 2023
The Inaugural Children’s Mental Health Symposium will be held in Dublin, Ireland, from 20-21 May 2023, spearheaded by the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI’s) Global Wellness for Children Initiative.
The Well announces first fully integrated wellness residences in Miami’s Bay Harbor Islands
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Apr 2023
Modern wellness brand The Well has teamed up with Miami-based real estate developer Terra to launch its first urban wellness community.
Kohler Co introduces the Sprig shower aromatherapy infusion system
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Apr 2023
Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler Co has unveiled Sprig, a new wellness brand to elevate daily routines into self-care rituals and bring the spa experience into the home.
Lynne McNees unveils ISPA's 2023 Board of Directors and officers
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Apr 2023
Lynne McNees, president of the International Spa Association (ISPA), has announced the new ISPA Board of Directors and officers for 2023.
Sleeping well helps people achieve exercise and diet goals
BY Tom Walker | 04 Apr 2023
People who get regular, uninterrupted sleep do a better job sticking to their exercise and diet plans while trying to lose weight, according to new research.
Pillar Wellbeing to launch wellness club ecosystem optimising hotel health club occupancy
BY Frances Marcellin | 03 Apr 2023
Pillar Wellbeing, which provides a customised and standalone fitness and wellbeing services to the hospitality sector, will be launching at Accor’s Fairmont and Raffles Hotels in Doha’s Katara Towers in Q2, and at Raffles London at The OWO (Old War Office), in Q3 2023.
Hydrafacial rolls out digitally connected Syndeo device across Europe and Asia
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Apr 2023
Hydrafacial has announced the international launch of its next generation, digitally connected device Syndeo.
myBlend: a synergistic beauty ecosystem
BY Megan Whitby | 31 Mar 2023
Pioneering skincare and wellbeing brand myBlend was relaunched in 2022 under the direction of Dr Olivier Courtin – son of Clarins founder Jacques Courtin.
Exercise is 'highly beneficial' in maintaining mental health
BY Frances Marcellin | 30 Mar 2023
Physical activity should be a “mainstay approach” for doctors treating patients with depression, anxiety and psychological distress. This is the evidenced-based conclusion published in a recent study from the University of South Australia, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, which was devised to help doctors improve management of patients with mental health disorders.
Sustainable gut health programming at Zulal Wellness Resort during Holy Month of Ramadan
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Mar 2023
Qatari wellness destination, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, is supporting guests on their journey during the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan.
Harvard scientists report breakthrough in how cells age and how to reverse the process
BY Katie Barnes | 30 Mar 2023
A 13-year study by researchers at Harvard University has shown for the first time that the modification of gene expression can lead to cell ageing.
Bamford achieves B Corp status
BY Megan Whitby | 30 Mar 2023
Lifestyle and wellness brand Bamford has been certified as an official B Corporation (B Corp) – a business that balances purpose with profit.
Banyan Tree Group to debut in Spain with Marbella resort and Le Max Club-operated wellness retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Mar 2023
Hotel and spa operator Banyan Tree Group has signed a deal with La Quinta Real Estate Group to open its first resort and residences in Spain in 2026.
"We must view stress management as seriously as we do medical disease," says Elissa Epel
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Mar 2023
"I’m a firm believer in retreats and spas but without the skills to deeply relax, they’re of limited value," said Elissa Epel, a leading professor in psychiatry and behavioural medicine.
Clinique La Prairie creates exclusive longevity journeys for Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Mar 2023
Swiss longevity clinic Clinique La Prairie (CLP) and luxury London hotel Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park have collaborated to launch all-new wellness programming.
Premier Software acquired by Journey Hospitality
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Mar 2023
Hotel technology company Journey Hospitality has acquired Premier Software – a UK-based spa, leisure and wellness management software business – to boost spa services within hotel e- commerce.
Accor launches new hospitality brand Handwritten Collection
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Mar 2023
Hospitality giant Accor has added a new midscale brand, The Handwritten Collection, to its global portfolio.
Vine tuning: Vinésime's Edouard Damidot introduces new grape-scented perfumes
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Mar 2023
France-based Vinotherapy brand Vinésime has unveiled two new unisex fragrances inspired by the sweet summer essences of the Burgundy wine region.
New St. Regis spa opens suspended above mangrove forest on Mayan Riviera
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2023
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, has opened a new luxury hotel and wellness retreat in Mexico called St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya.
Klafs launches the world’s first foam steam bath, Espuro®
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2023
Klafs – the world’s leading sauna manufacturer – has launched the Espuro® foam steam bath, a global first that provides a completely new bathing experience using only natural ingredients.
Cariitti Oy prepares to launch two new durable sauna lighting solutions
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2023
This May, Finnish spa and wellness engineering company Cariitti Oy will launch Sauna Ultra Ambient, a new type of LED strip designed specifically for saunas.
bbspa_Group to realise urban destination spa inside Sardinian football stadium
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Mar 2023
International spa and wellness consultancy bbspa_Group has been appointed by Italian football club Cagliari Calcio to create an urban destination spa inside the club’s upcoming new stadium.
Hallstein Artesian Water introduces high quality water to spa and wellness market
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Mar 2023
With regular hydration being one of the key tenets of optimal health and wellbeing, global spa and wellness destinations have begun partnering with Hallstein Artesian Water to quench guests' thirst without the risk of inflammation.
Nancy Griffin launches #ExposeAgeism movement to combat ageism in spa, beauty and wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Mar 2023
Nancy Griffin, founder of podcast Glowing Older and principal of Contento Marketing, has launched an initiative to create awareness about ageism in the spa, wellness and beauty industries.
Natura Bissé adds trio of new products to brightening Diamond Luminous line
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Mar 2023
Natura Bissé has added to its pro-ageing Diamond Luminous collection with a brand new serum, face cream and mask.
'More productive and happier' – Kim Leadbeater calls for transformation in UK wellbeing policy
BY Tom Walker | 21 Mar 2023
Health and wellbeing should be at the heart of all government policymaking according to a new report from UK member of Parliament Kim Leadbeater, who has called for a major transformation in the way the government protects the health and wellbeing of all citizens.
How can Himalayan salt products add value to your spa?
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Mar 2023
Looking to take your spa guests’ experiences to the next level? With its natural therapeutic properties and soothing aesthetic, Himalayan salt is a powerful tool for enhancing the healing value of your treatment spaces.
Sponsored: Starpool: Zerobody Cryo
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
The new Zerobody Cryo will deliver comfortable cold therapy for spa, wellness and sports says Starpool CEO, Riccardo Turri
Canyon Ranch announces death of founder Mel Zuckerman
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Mar 2023
Melvin “Mel” Zuckerman, industry legend and founder of iconic US wellness lifestyle brand Canyon Ranch, has died aged 94 years.
Hand Picked Hotels unveils Spa Therapist Apprenticeship academy partnered with Armonia Training Academy and Diane Hey
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Mar 2023
Hand Picked Hotels (HPH) has launched its new Spa Therapist Apprenticeship programme, working alongside national provider Armonia Training Academy and industry veteran Diane Hey.
Editor's letter: The impact of AI
Spa Business 2023 issue 1
AI-powered massage robots and chatbots will revolutionise our sector, says Katie Barnes
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Spa Business 2023 issue 1
Zulal's Sandie Johannessen shares her passion for medical wellness and Kloodos' Julie Cichocki says wellness protocols should start with the vagus nerve
Spa People: Leekyung Han
Spa Business 2023 issue 1